Month: May 2009

Knock-off Report: Prada Bamboo Wedge

We know it’s been a while since we’ve reported any knock-offs. Why? Well, nothing’s been report worthy. Until now that is…

We’ve had our eyes on Prada’s Peach Bamboo Wedge since it hit the stores at $650 a pair. Featuring suede swirl straps with adjustable sling back, and 80mm bamboo wedge, rubber sole with cork platform, and available in Black, Brown, and Peach. Just in time for summer, it’s finally on sale at Barneys for $325.

If $325 is still too much to shell out, go get yourself a pair of Nobu Sandals by Volatile at for only $64.95. These pair are a total plus with a cushioned footbed! Featuring similar suede swirl straps with adjustable sling back, rubber sole with 1″ platform, 4-1/4″ cork/bamboo wedge heel. Whole sizes only so the site suggests that half sizes order next size up.

Wanna get yourself a pair from shoemall? Click here to get yours.

Who Is Tomorrow’s Secret Designer?

We got this message from our insider at

First off, tomorrow, we are having a very secret handbag sale. We can’t tell you the name but we guarantee this Italian made line is HUGE. Here is a hint, this designer won the Neiman Marcus award in 1947….

Our guess is that tomorrow’s designer is Salvatore Ferragamo since he won the Neiman Marcus award for his “invisible” shoe design.

If the designer is Ferragamo indeed, we’re super excited! It’s great being a part of this free invite only shopping community!

All tristinstyling readers and clients can click here to become an Ideeli member…

Illustration photo credit: museo salvatore ferragamo. Sandal photo credit:

Oscar de la Renta One Of A Kind Couture Dress Giveaway

Here’s an e-mail snippet straight from our connection at

“Starting June 1st, ideeli will be accepting entries in our Oscar de la Renta, one of kind couture dress giveaway. This dress has been designed by Oscar himself! Not only do you win the dress in your size BUT you win the gorgeous illustration of the dress signed by Oscar de la Renta as well! This is a one of kind. No one else on the planet will ever own this dress!

In order to enter the giveaway you HAVE to be an ideeli member!  So tell your readers to join ideeli NOW using your invite code so they can secure a chance to win! See the illustration attached. So lovely!

You read it right, a one of a kind couture dress designed by Oscar himself! Want a shot at it? Click here to join ideeli for free!

Also, Ideeli will continue to give us the scoop before it gets announced out on their site. If you’d like to get our blog straight to you inbox, you can do so by signing up here.

Barneys Designer SALE starts today

Barneys New York starts their designer sale today.

You can get up to 40% off regular prices on selected clothing, shoes, and accessories for men, women, and children, as well as gifts for the home.

There is also complimentary ground shipping on orders over $300.

Take a look at my top 5 picks from the SALE below:

1. Barneys New York, Budapest Messenger – Caramel ($785 $469)
2. Subversive, Toy Sunken Treasure Necklace ($795 $399)
3. Jennifer Ouellette, Vintage Berries Hair Comb ($40 $29)
4. Givenchy, Small Textured Patent Nightingale ($1575 $949)
5. Jennifer Ouellette, Jackie O Headband ($75 $49)


The M Missoni “Texture Handbag” you see pictured left is originally $658 but currently going for $199 until tomorrow evening… or when it sells out… which ever comes first.

These sale prices are only available through an an invite-only shopping community that I just discovered called, ideeli, where you get insider prices (up to 80% off) on luxury fashion, home and beauty brands, and weekly giveaways like the Miu Miu and Fendi one I missed out on because I didn’t sign up until just now!

Membership is free but you have to be invited to join. Come sign-up or take a peek at the sales to look forward to and deals missed like Gucci for over 50% off, by clicking here.

Starting at 11 a.m. EST tomorrow: L.A.M.B. shoes and watches, including the spring 2009 collection, are specially priced for ideeli members. Join ideeli today and be the first in line to get these hot deals!

With The Band…

We’re diggin’ this retro band jacket look (pictured left) from entitled “she has no time

These jackets have been making their way into fashion since way back when on celebrity backs like Jimi Hendrix, Prince, and Michael Jackson…

Now that these pieces are sweeping back into the wardrobes of today’s celebs like Taylor Swift (jacket #2 pictured below), Kanye West, and Lupe Fiasco, the trend has been sold out and hard to find due to high demand.

Don’t sweat it though, cause we’ve got you covered with links to our favorite finds below.

Spring’s on its way out so there isn’t much time left to sport yours before it’s time to put it away for fall:

1. Urban Outfitters, Silence & Noise Cropped Band Jacket ($39.99)
2. BB Dakota, Sgt. Pepper’s Jacket ($80.00)
3. MARC BY MARC JACOBS Link Outline Hoody ($147.90)
4. Paris Hilton In the Band Jacket ($54.99)
5. Fendi, Military Detail Blouse ($436.00)
6. TAO Comme des Garçons, Drummer Boy Jacket ($1983.00)